The Federal Electricity Commission (CFE) desisted from sheltering against the General Distribution Provisions by the Energy Regulatory Commission (CRE), so it will now be easier for households in Mexico to generate their own electricity.
On April 25, 2017, the CFE filed an application for Amparo (appeal) in which it argued that its income could be affected due to the new provisions established by the CRE. However, he announced that he gave up on this one.
In an interview with El Financiero, Víctor Ramírez, executive director of the National Association of Solar Energy (Anes) said that although the fight was long, the CFE, thanks to the impulse that was on the part of legislators from all parties and the CRE, resigned. the trial, giving certainty to the market.
“Now anyone can install panels on their roof, sell the energy to CFE and the CFE is obligated to buy the energy provided that it complies with the specifications indicated in the interconnection manual itself,” he said.
Ramírez pointed out that today, Anes associates have three interconnection contracts through the total sale scheme: two in Chihuahua and one in the state of Oaxaca.
“There are some projects that are beginning to be built both in total sales and billing,” he added.
After the CFE protection, investments for the distributed generation for 200 million dollars were halted.
Distributed generation (GD)
It is a derivative of the energy reform and is made up of the installation of small energy generating equipment established in the properties of people or businesses, to meet their electricity needs.
The manager rejected that this CFE decision was a consequence of the political transition.
“The legal processes are not automatic. Today we see it but surely the withdrawal was presented last week or ancestor, “he said.
With the publication of the General Provisions of Distributed Generation, which specify the new contract models that users can use for the production of solar energy in installations of photovoltaic panels less than 500 megawatts, the Anual expected annual growth to reach 19 thousand megawatts in 2030.